Vintage Water Pump Water Fountain DIY
This DIY Project was created for
“How to Build a She Shed” sponsored by
KILZ®COMPLETE COAT™ PAINT.
You can find that post here:
Start by hunting down a vintage water pump.
Try antique stores and second hand websites.
Remove enough of the interior to fit a tub through but still keep it together.
Paint the exterior with KILZ COMPLETE COAT PAINT in Classic Turquoise #RF190-01
For this project, You will need:
- A vintage water pump
- KILZ COMPLETE COAT PAINT in Classic Turquoise #RF190-01
- Water pump
- 1/4-1/2″ rubber hose
- Chicken wire
- Plastic storage bucket
- 4″x 1″ Wooden board
- 2 L Brackets
- Wire cutters
- Drill fitted with a 1/2″-3/4″ drill bit and an screw head (x or flat depending on your screws)
Step by Step Instructions
- Attach the tubing to the water pump.
- Set the water pump inside the plastic storage bucket.
- Drill a hole in the center of the piece of wood.
- Attach the wood to the bucket using the L brackets and screws.
- Place it on the edge, do not center it.
- Cut the tubing to size . Push it through the wood whole.
- Cut the chicken wire to size using the tin snips. The wire should be a little larger than the top of the bucket so it covers it and hangs over the sides a little. Cover the top of the bucket.
- Push the tubing through the inside of the faucet.
- Screw the vintage faucet to the wood board. Make sure that it is sturdy.
- Dig a whole the height of the bucket. Place the bucket inside.
- Fill the bucket 3/4 of the way full with water.
- Test the pump.
- Fill any empty space with water. Be careful not to get any dirt in the bucket.
- cover the wire with rocks.
You can find most of the supplies for this project here:
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